JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2010/02/ok-thats-done.html (20 comments)

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jsid-1267415401-874  SixBarSpur at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 03:50:01 +0000

Wow...sounds like some fun coming up!

I recently returned a friend's Dillon 1050 press on which I processed about 3100 .223 cases over a week's time. Unfortunately I'm woefully low on bullets and powder. Think I'm gonna standardize on AA2230 for awhile. Thanks for the bullet link; mine is out of almost everything I use. Great brass link as well; got them bookmarked too.
Hoping to get into shooting only reloads and being able to sit on my factory ammo. Picked up 500 rounds of linked .308 from J&G Sales a couple of weeks ago too. Good price and easy to de-link.

Let me know if you're thinking of shooting TASC again, we've moved.

jsid-1267469728-447  khbaker at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 18:55:28 +0000 in reply to jsid-1267415401-874

Drop me an email.  Where'd TASC move to?

UPDATE:  Never mind, I ran into a TASC shooter this afternoon.  Now I know.

jsid-1267416678-958  Mike. at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 04:11:19 +0000

Reloader 15 in the .308, and Varget in the .223?  Why not Varget for both of em?

jsid-1267448273-103  khbaker at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:57:53 +0000 in reply to jsid-1267416678-958

I started with Varget in both of them, but Reloder 15 works better in the .308 for me, particularly with the 155 Scenar.

jsid-1267417822-791  Mark Horning at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 04:31:39 +0000

Mike, you have that backward. Re-15 for both of them.

Kevin, so Remington or Speer soft points in the 30 carbine, not that it matters, just curious. 

Also, just FYI I'm not a big fan of the Ranier bullets these days.  Back when they were priced just a little bit more than plain lead, they were a good deal, but ever since they started marketing them as "Ranier Leadsafe" they raised the price to the point where you can buy proper plated bullets for the same price.  For a plated bullet, the Berries are a touch nicer, and usually chaper.

Also, it does not matter how fast you drive them, Ranier or Berrys holow-point won't expand in my experience.

Golden West has Jacketed 200 grain FMJ bullets for $135/thousand. 
Roze dstribution has Zero brand bullets for $117/thou.  230 grain FMJ, (HP out of stock)
Montana Gold is a tough higher :(

Hmmn, I think I just reminded myself why I always load plain cast lead in .45 acp.

jsid-1267448788-740  khbaker at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 13:06:28 +0000 in reply to jsid-1267417822-791

Remington or Speer soft points in the 30 carbine

Remington.  They were what was available when I bought 'em a while back.

jsid-1267418397-645  Mark Horning at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 04:40:07 +0000

Kevin, just read your review on Midway.  I can see where a plated HP might be great for falling plate matches.  Berry's has their plated 200 HP for $125, in stock, and free shipping. (Midway's shipping is always a bit high IMHO.)

jsid-1267425836-393  College Term Papers at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 06:43:56 +0000

A great constructive article will help to understand the issue.


jsid-1267444039-120  PawPaw at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 11:47:19 +0000

What's your Unique load for .45 ACP?  I use Bullseye for .45 and Unique for darned near everything else.

Oh!  Powder Valley has Unique.  I ordered some last week.

jsid-1267448398-562  khbaker at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:59:58 +0000 in reply to jsid-1267444039-120

7.0 grains under the 200 grain bullet.  Works great for me at about 975fps out of a 5" 1911.

jsid-1267446623-557  Aaron at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:30:23 +0000


I just purchased a Kahr .30 carbine.  After firing it, it finally hit home how expensive it is to feed!  Have you figured out your cost
per round when rolling your own?

jsid-1267448441-614  khbaker at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 13:00:41 +0000 in reply to jsid-1267446623-557

No, I just know it's a lot less than Georgia Arms charges for their reloads.

jsid-1267452037-390  Unix-Jedi at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 14:00:37 +0000 in reply to jsid-1267446623-557

General FYI:
CMP has 500 for $200 right now on ammo sales.

jsid-1267454672-976  khbaker at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 14:44:32 +0000 in reply to jsid-1267452037-390

Yes, but that's hardball.  I wanted softpoint.  Good price, though.  How is the Aguila stuff?

jsid-1267458824-416  Jeff at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 15:53:44 +0000 in reply to jsid-1267454672-976

The aquila smells funny and it's a bit slower than military loadings, but you can't beat it for the price.

jsid-1267465599-296  khbaker at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 17:46:40 +0000 in reply to jsid-1267458824-416

You can if you reload.

jsid-1267474045-272  theirritablearchitect at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 20:07:27 +0000 in reply to jsid-1267458824-416

That'd be the Eley priming compound, methinks.

I've shot enough of their .22 to know exactly what you are referencing.

jsid-1267457140-367  CTone at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 15:25:40 +0000

How many loadings do you get out of those M118 cases?  I'm torn between buying a batch of those, or maybe just some new Winchesters.  45 gr of Varget does wonders in the Winchester cases, but I don't think I can get many loadings out of em'.

jsid-1267465642-341  khbaker at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 17:47:22 +0000 in reply to jsid-1267457140-367

I'm not planning on more than 3.

jsid-1267481700-356  Unix-Jedi at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 22:15:00 +0000

I might try lead bullets with a gas check in my M1.  I've a friend who's gotten into casting, and I'm getting 124gr RN 9mm and 200 and 230s for the .45 from him. I've been loading the 200 SWC and liking them a lot in the 1911, but he's been having issues and wants to go 230 RN.

I'm loading everything with "Herco" - GA arms had a sale on it recently, I guess closing out their stocks.  Seems to work well, and I got it for well under 1/2 price of other powders.  Hard to beat that, but it's flaked, so the lee auto-powder tends to be only accurate to .1 gr with it.

I've been saving m1 carbine cases, but haven't gotten dies or started to reload it.  I'd really like to try some DPX bullets, I've been hearing phenomenal things about it - but OTOH, my carbine doesn't shoot all that well.  I'd suspected it, but at the range yesterday, one of the guys who often scores in the top 10 at Camp Perry asked to try it - and it strung vertically for him just as badly as for me. (Not so much horizontally. I'm blaming the gusty wind. Yeah, that's it. :)

Some of the CMP guys are coming to the range to have a HP match on the 13th, and I"m debating on taking the Garand or Springfield.  I don't think I want to shoot both of them on the same day, as out of practice as I am with long guns.  Shoot one of them, and the Carbine, and I'll be having fun, anyway.

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